• ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 Beta & Linux Client

    Hi All, over the past few days i was playing with SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta and Linux...and i have to say that there are few bugs (i'll see bellow), but it works quite well... anyway...before you start, you need a Linux box...I'm using Suse Enterprise...
  • Windows 8

    Hi All, another step-by-step, but this time is deploying Windows 8 (I'm using Enterprise x64) with SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta. To Start, copy the Windows 8 DVD file to a place where the Server can access and share the folder. I'm using D:\Source$\Windows...
  • Software Update Compliance

    Hi All, few days back i was requested by a client to get a compliance list of a specific software update... fine..and easy...i tought... as it is SCCM 2007, I could use Compliance 2 - Specific software update, but unfortunatelly, the SU i was trying to...
  • [Script] InjectOEMInformation.ps1

    Hi All, i've been asked by a friend to help him personalize the Windows 7/8 computer properties to add few information about the company, helpdesk and a company logo... what we wanted is basically add the custom information like the OEM normally do...
  • Microsoft Challenge

    hi All, following my other Microsoft Challenge post ( http://wmug.co.uk/wmug/b/dotraphael/archive/2013/02/27/microsoft-challenge-can-we-download-windows-server-2012-and-system-center-2012-sp1-15-000-times.aspx ), Microsoft UK is now challenging the System...
  • SMP USMT Password

    Hi All, i've worked in a project where I needed to set a password for the USMT file (.mig) when using SMP. Unfortunately, this is impossible as the password is generated automatically and it is stored in the computer association. using the console...
  • Install App-V Sequencer

    Hi All, this is another step-by-step on how to run Java virtualized app's with SCCM 2012 SP1 I already downloaded and installed SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta (More info about it here ) Before you start, download and install the following softwares: 1- Download...
  • [Project] - CM12 Automation RC is out!

    Hi All, i've been busy working on the RC release of CM12Automation (http://cm12automation.codeplex.com/) and today i'm happy to say that it has been released... the codeplex page is being updated and also, i'm uploading videos on youtube....
  • Software Update on a Secondary site failing with - Sync failed: LocalDBOtherError: SqlException: Timeout expired.

    Hi All, today i was troubleshooting a problem with a SUP on a secondary site that was failing to sync... looking at the wsyncmgr.log i saw sync: WSUS synchronizing other items, processed 3 out of 4 items (75%) Sync failed: LocalDBOtherError: SqlException...
  • Office 2013 (Part 1)

    Hi All, another step-by-step, but this time is how to deploy office 2013 using CM12. This is part 1 of 2. In this post, we'll prepare the installation files. 1st, you need to download the office 2013 from the net. I downloaded it from the MSDN website...
  • [Project] - CM12 Automation - beta release

    Hi All, today i'm proud to announce the release of the CM12 Automation beta... The download can be found at http://cm12automation.codeplex.com/releases/view/95777 and for more information on how to use it, look at this post: http://wmug.co.uk/wmug...
  • [Project] ConfigMgrRegistrationRequest

    Hi All, i just published this project on CodePlex ( https://configmgrregistratio.codeplex.com/ ). It is still in pre-beta, but worth to check it out. Basically, this project will allow you to create Fake Clients, ideal when you need test load, reports...
  • [Troubleshooting] Error installing KB977384

    Hi All, i've got a problem installing KB977384 on a client long time ago, but only now had time to blog about it. Basically, when trying to install KB977384, it was failing. Looking at the logs, i found the following log lines: MSI (c) (F4:08)...
  • SCCM 2012 CAS/Hierarchy

    Hi All, SCCM 2012 changed the way a central site/hierarchy works. If you think about CM07, any primary site on the top of the hierarchy was automatically a central site and it could manage clients as well. Also, on a 2007 version, you could have a primary...
  • SCCM 2012 Knowledge base

    Hi All, do you know what to do when there is a problem with SCCM 2012? The main link i'd say to you is the RSS Knowledge base. Until now, there are over 20 published KB's and i'm sure this number will grow. Add it to your favorite rss reader...
  • CM12 SP1 and Powershell

    Hi All, as you may be aware, CM12 SP1 brings support for powershell and it is really easy to play...once you have the console installed, you can click Connect via Powershell and voila..powershell is open and you can start using powershell... ...
  • [Project] - CM12 Automation - beta is coming

    Hi All, I'm really loving doing this project..and it is almost in a beta stage...there are lots of things to do still and i'd love your imput, even for bugs..(send it to me to raphael AT rflsystems.co.uk) Anyway...the webpage of the project is...
  • Office 2013 (Part 2)

    Hi All, this is the part 2 on deploying office 2013 with SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta. Part 1 is available here 1. Now, open the CM12 console, go to Software Library -> Application Management and Applications 2. Click Create application 3. On Location, browse...
  • Path to Windows 8 – London – 5th July 2013

    Hi All, I will be speaking at an event in London UK called The Path To Windows 8 . The Path to Windows 8 event brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to talk about Windows 8 and how Microsoft can help you migrate...
  • [script] DeleteExpiredUpdates

    Hi All, This script is intended to remove all expired updates from a package or Deployment and was showed by the MVP Kent Agerlund on his presentation at MMS 2012. If you'd like to try (at your own risk), you can download it from here (just remember...
  • Host Performance

    Hi All, Have you ever notice how your host performs when running a CM12 lab? well..i always look at the task manager even when i'm not running my virtual lab..and i can tell you if there my lab is running depending on the performance... can you tell...
  • Which one is the right method to deploy apps during OS Deployment?

    Hi All, Many times I’m asked: How should I deploy this app: Add it to the base image, during the OS Deployment (as application) or after (sw deployment via computer collections/user) This is a trick question and my answer is always couple...
  • System Center 2012 Documentation

    Hi All, if you like offline documentation where you can read it anywhere, there are few for System Center 2012 you must have Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 - Orchestrator Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012...
  • Brazilian MVP IT ShowCast!

    Hi All, Last year, few members of the Brazilian community Olá Pessoal, Ano passado alguns membros da comunidade presented a series of webcastas called Evento MSVirtualization 2011 , with a total of 13 webcasts presented by 7 specialists (all...
  • Happy new year & MVP 2013

    Hi All, Happy new year and to start it nicely, i've got this e-mail today on my inbox...(or...let's say..spam box lol) last year (yes, i'm talking about 2012) there were many things happening on the System Center world, including System...